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Flight frequency between Vietnam and China increased

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The flight frequency on the Vietnam-China route has been increased from one to two flights per week, said the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV).

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) yesterday, June 16, wrote to its Vietnamese counterpart, saying that the Chinese side has allowed the airlines of the two countries to operate two weekly flights between Vietnam and China, instead of the current one flight per week, reported Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.

According to CAAV, the move indicates the two countries’ effective efforts in Covid prevention and control and is a sign of the recovering Chinese aviation market. The flight frequency increase is expected to better meet the travel demand among people from the two countries.

As China remains an important market for Vietnamese carriers, the national aviation authority prioritized resuming regular international flights to and from China after a two-year hiatus induced by Covid.

Under the CAAV’s flight resumption plan issued late last year, there would be four weekly flights set to resume on the Hanoi/HCMC-Beijing/Guangzhou routes. However, due to China’s zero-Covid policy, only one flight linking the two countries has been operated until now.

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